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GitLab 9 Brings Subgroups, Deploy Boards, and Integrated Monitoring

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 31, 2017

GitLab has announced version 9 of its collaborative platform for software development. Some of its most notable new features are subgroups and integrated performance monitoring, among others. InfoQ has spoken with Sid Sijbrandij, Co-Founder and CEO at GitLab.

Culture & Methods Follow 388 Followers

3 Years of the Merit Money System, a Revolution on the Recognition Methods Proposed by Cláudio Pires

by Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 20, 2017 4

Back in 2014, Cláudio Pires, a CEO in the healthcare business, implemented an alternative employee recognition method, the Merit Money System. Three years later, InfoQ challenged him to talk about the wins, the pitfalls and the lessons learned so far.

Mobile Follow 98 Followers

Swift Memory Ownership Manifesto

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 03, 2017 4

According to Chris Lattner, Swift creator and Swift team lead before moving to Tesla, defining a Rust/Cyclone-inspired memory ownership model is one of the main goals for Swift development. Now that Swift 4 has entered its phase 2, the Swift team has published a manifesto detailing how Swift memory ownership could work.

Culture & Methods Follow 388 Followers

Jay Simons on Acquisition of Trello

by Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 28, 2017

As announced by Atlassian, a solutions provider for team collaboration and productivity, on January 9th, 2017, the company has reached an agreement to acquire Trello, a visualization tool that makes use of boards to help teams and people manage their projects and tasks.

Architecture & Design Follow 1334 Followers

The Future of Microservices: Functional Service Design and Observability

by Daniel Bryant Follow 444 Followers on  Feb 12, 2017 2

In preparation for the upcoming microXchg conference, running 16th and 17th February in Berlin, InfoQ sat down with Uwe Friedrichsen and Adrian Cole and discussed functional service design, the new challenges with observing a distributed system, and what the future holds for the microservice architectural style.

DevOps Follow 482 Followers

How 3rd Party Tools Nearly Killed Performance (and Culture) at Adidas

by Manuel Pais Follow 8 Followers on  Jan 20, 2017

How the shoe and clothes giant manufacturer's IT tamed an out-of-control proliferation of third party tools in their global websites which was killing performance. Furthermore, this led to a blame culture setting in between business and IT. A new third party governance process focusing on performance data and user experience validation was key to stop the bleeding.

Cloud Follow 171 Followers

Google Release Zipkin Integration with Stackdriver Trace for Tracing Distributed Applications

by Daniel Bryant Follow 444 Followers on  Jan 15, 2017 1

Google Cloud Platform has released an open source Zipkin server that allows Zipkin-compatible clients to send traces to Google’s own Stackdriver Trace distributed tracing service for analysis. This Zipkin/Stackdriver Trace integration is aimed at developers whose applications and services are written in a language or framework that Stackdriver Trace doesn’t officially support.

DevOps Follow 482 Followers

Logz.io Offers Machine Learning Based Log Analysis

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 8 Followers on  Nov 15, 2016

Logz.io offers a hosted service which performs intelligent log analysis by using machine learning to derive insights from human interactions with log data that includes discussions on tech forums and public code repositories.

DevOps Follow 482 Followers

Honeycomb - A Tool for Debugging Complex Systems

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 8 Followers on  Oct 31, 2016 1

Honeycomb is a tool for observing and correlating events in distributed systems. It provides a different approach from existing tools like Zipkin in that it moves away from the single-request-tracing model to a more free-form model of collecting and querying data across layers and dimensions.

DevOps Follow 482 Followers

Chaos Monkey 2.0 Runs via Spinnaker

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Oct 24, 2016

Netflix has recently made available the source code of the Chaos Monkey 2.0. The latest iteration of the resilience tool is fully integrated with Spinnaker and event tracking systems, but the SSH support has been removed.

Java Follow 616 Followers

JavaOne 2016 - Day 1 Highlights

by Monica Beckwith Follow 393 Followers on  Sep 26, 2016

Day 1 of JavaOne 2016 topics: learning about Java 8&9 features, Docker for Java developers, and development tools for Java EE 8. InfoQ highlights a few of the day's interesting sessions.

Culture & Methods Follow 388 Followers

Continuous Deployment at Coolblue

by Ben Linders Follow 14 Followers on  Sep 01, 2016

Continuous deployment results in a higher sense of responsibility and better quality of deployments, argues Paul de Raaij, technical pathfinder at Coolblue. Coding standards prevent your code base from becoming a mess, automated inspections are great for tedious and boring checks, and manual checks are great for checking if the logic or use of code actually makes sense.

Architecture & Design Follow 1334 Followers

How and Why Etsy Moved to an API-First Architecture

by Thomas Betts Follow 6 Followers on  Aug 02, 2016

At QCon New York 2016, Etsy software engineer Stefanie Schirmer told how her company successfully transitioned to an API-first architecture that supports multiple devices, addresses server-side performance problems, and was quickly adopted by development teams.

DevOps Follow 482 Followers

Monitoring Metrics for Docker Containers

by Grischa Ekart Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 31, 2016

Stefan Thies, DevOps Evangelist at Sematext, in a recent post discusses ten important container monitoring metrics and their implications on operating Docker containers, specifically when running many containers per host. Combined in a single correlated view these metrics provide a starting point for monitoring Docker-based environments.

.NET Follow 190 Followers

Exploring Performance Counters with F# WMI Type Provider

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 2 Followers on  Jun 08, 2016

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is a primary source of data when monitoring Windows systems. Given that the performance counters available vary from machine to machine, a tool is needed to list all counters available. The WMI type provider is one possible option to explore WMI performance counters.

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